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An integrated research program for TOPEX/Poseidon with emphasis on the Pacific OceanThere are four distinct but related tasks in this investigation. First, we want to combine estimates of the surface dynamic topography derived independently from altimetry and from hydrography in an optimal way (weighted least squares with a priori estimates) to produce an optimal estimate (with error bounds) of the large-scale circulation. Second, we want to study the large-scale (as opposed to the mesoscale) variability using crossover differences as well as exact repeat tracks. The third task involves the study of mesoscale variability in the Kuroshio Extension, the California Current, and eventually the Pacific Ocean and the whole globe, wherein surface transport estimates are provided for both the Kuroshio Extension and the Gulf Stream. The final task is a study of how altimeter data and other data can be assimilated into numerical models.
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Tai, Chang-Kou
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography La Jolla, CA, United States)
White, W. B.
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography La Jolla, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1991
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Publication: JPL, TOPEX(Poseidon Science Investigations Plan
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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